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Happiest day of my year (maybe life)

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by bakes0310, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    I passed my motorbike test and i can officially ride any bike i want so.......
    I went out and bought a brand new Honda Hornet CB600FA9:D
    The only bad news is i cant have it until 3 weeks later when its registered with 10 plates:)
  2. grudas


    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 20,683

    Location: West sussex

    nice :) what colour ?
  3. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

  4. Totality


    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 2,571

    Location: NZ

    Welcome to the club! Just make sure the roads have been dry for a while before picking it up. I picked up my new bike last year at this time of year and didnt realise they had been gritting a few days before. Salt + Bikes = :(

    At least you bought a Honda so won't have to feel the wrath of Fireskull with his hatred of Kawasakis!! I used to disagree with him until mine broke down last week, has cost me £200 and still isn't working yet! Wish I had gone for a Honda too...
  5. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    Since day one of my motorbike training (late october) i always said i wanted a hornet. During this time my trainers have had lots of different bikes for me to play on like a bandit,fazer etc and i always liked the hornet the most.

    This might sound a bit silly but passing this test and getting this new bike has opened up a whole new exciting chapter in my life (does that sound silly) i have been invited to 2 bike runs in april and made some biker friends, what next a biker girlfriend (*read as girlfriend:p*)
    Does that make sense to any of you guys, did you feel like that over owning a motorbike or is it me just still running high on excitment:D

    Anyway maybe Ocuk could have a bike meet this year, id be well up for it;)
  6. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    How long until this excitment runs out i cant stop making fisting actions and shouting in my inner voice "OH YEAH!":D
  7. Magic_x_uk


    Joined: Oct 11, 2005

    Posts: 5,424

    Location: Derbyshire

    well I am going 11 months strong now and I still have it in my ear ;)

    well done, but do take it easy pal.
  8. spp


    Joined: Nov 15, 2006

    Posts: 549

    Location: North West

    Congrats! I used to ride a hornet and loved it. I've been riding for 7 years and still feel as excited about it as the day I passed my test. Have fun and ride safe.
  9. PyroboyUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 19, 2006

    Posts: 1,642

    Count me in on that too!
  10. mk1_salami


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 2,760

    Location: Fife, Scotland

    Well done mate. I get really excited over bikes as well. Much more than cars which I can't get my head around. Anyway, roll on spring time.

    Any pics of the bike?
  11. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    I will do when i pickup the bike on march 1st:)
  12. alex24


    Joined: Jan 1, 2008

    Posts: 10,733

    Location: Chelmsford, UK

    Congrats. Try not to die though!
  13. cyclops12

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2004

    Posts: 1,762

    Congrats :cool:
  14. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Excellent news for you & those that need new organs. :D
  15. kinger88


    Joined: Jan 4, 2010

    Posts: 90

    Location: Gloucester/Plymouth

    Congrats! Really cant wait till i do mine know! Just got to get the money together :(. Looking forward to joining the world of bikers!
  16. Randell Floyd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 1,703

    Location: United till I die

    Quoted in recognition of my coffee from mouth moment!
  17. snowdog


    Joined: Oct 27, 2005

    Posts: 13,546

    Location: Netherlands

    Congrats, would love to ride a bike but I personally think I can't be trusted with something like that yet, perhaps in 5-10 years :), would probably have an accident very soon myself on a bike considering I nearly lost control of a slow 50cc moped once.

    Ride careful and don't get overconfident and assume people don't see you :).
  18. Sagalout


    Joined: Nov 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    meh, I've had loads of bikes and the only ones that have let me down at the side of the road were my Hondas. CBR600 with a dodgy fuel diaphram and Blackbird HISS imobilizer problem.

    Much prefer Kawks and Suzukis as whilst the finish might not be quite as good (although the gap is narrowing) they dont engineer the excitement out of the bike like Honda have a habit of doing.

    That said, the Hornet is a very nice bike. I toured southern Spain on a hired one last year and the power/handling was just perfect for those roads.
  19. GreenMint


    Joined: Dec 11, 2003

    Posts: 21,424

    Location: Sol

    Enjoy and be safe :)
  20. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    Just a little update:
    I went down to pay for the bike, plus i traded my 125cc in so thats all done.
    I bought myself a big beefy chain lock (monster i think its called at £114) and for being a good customer this week he threw in a £30 disc lock for free:)